Most people think about therapy as healing from the past, and as coaches we think and talk more about setting future-oriented goals and reaching them. But the truth is that healing from the past is a necessary step to forging ahead successfully in the future. The truly sobering part is that we as men can go years--even decades--without acknowledging, or even realizing the psychological and emotional wounds we need to recover from. Nevertheless, if your upbringing, past relationships or other circumstances have resulted in deep insecurities or even rage, then you have the power to turn that around and become the man you want to be. That's the entire point of my co-host Justin Long's latest book. For starters, we talk about how the biggest kiss of death is being too hard on ourselves, and how it paralyzes us from going forward with perceived risk. Next, we cover how the dreaded approval seeking tendencies make things worse, sending us into an even deeper spiral of self-doubt and loss of confidence. And even though none of this is gender specific, how is it that we as men seem to suffer through our psycho-emotional setbacks longer than most women do...and needlessly so? What exactly is Justin's take on 'righteous rage', and how should we as men wrestle with it? When does rage turn negative, and what's the ripple effect on the rest of our mindset? Why is it that victimhood opens wounds rather than contributing to their healing? What is the most deceptively dangerous character flaw we can have that keeps us from evolving and becoming better men in general? If you haven't visited in a while, there are lots of free goodies for you at https://mountaintoppodcast.com
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